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Oh, Poop! Is that what I think it is?!


July 14, 2023

In recent years, Charlotte Harbor (and the Southwest coast of Florida in general) has seen the periodic episodes of floating grey and brown carpet-like blobs. Their appearance, and the fact that they sometimes have a strong smell, gives the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algae, Charlotte Harbor, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nuisance, Seagrass, Water, Water Quality

When red tide hits, is your seafood safe? A UF expert answers questions


March 29, 2023

With varying levels of red tide lingering off the coast of Southwest Florida – from Tampa Bay to Naples -- some seafood eaters may wonder whether they can safely consume fish and shellfish caught in the Gulf. We talked to Razieh Farzad, a ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bivalves, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Florida Sea Grant, Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Gulf Of Mexico, Harvesting, Mollusks, Razieh Farzad, Red Tide, Seafood
outdoor scene of water body with heavy vegetation on shoreline, and blue skies on horizon. [credit: sarasota county government]

Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Biorational, Conservation, Pest, Pesticide, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality

The State of Charlotte Harbor Estuary Following Hurricane Ian


October 28, 2022

It has been a month since Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state of Florida and as some of the adrenaline starts to wear-off people have begun asking, “What impacts is the storm going to have on water quality going forward? Are we doomed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bacteria Monitoring, Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Fish Kill, Florida Sea Grant, Hurricane Ian, Red Tide
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Coastal safety after Hurricane Ian, Q&A with Florida Sea Grant experts


October 20, 2022

Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida’s coast lingers, even weeks after the storm’s passing, leaving questions about derelict vessels, water quality and more. Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agents and other experts answer commonly asked ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Coastal And Marine Resources, Disaster Recovery, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, HABs, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Recovery, Hurricane Season, Red Tide, Storm-impacted Vessels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

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